This post is not to mock hair loss but normalize it. It’s not a big deal and should never be made fun of. Since my hair is starting to grow back I decided to have some fun and compare how I look to some famous shaved heads from the past as it’s who I thought I may look like.
Ironically I did this before the Oscars when a bald head has become all the talk since Will Smith slapped Chris Rock after joking about Jada’s hair loss which is due to alopecia. A violent response was not the answer but it’s never ok to joke about hair loss as this is something people struggle with due to various health conditions.
Losing my hair was hard and one of my biggest fears once chemo started but I’ve learned to embrace it and accept it. Our longer helps give us women our female identity. It’s tough to lose it especially if you are used to having longer hair.
Looking at these other women and their shaved heads, they were pretty strong women.
Turns out Sinead O’Connor was pretty bad ass exposing something many refused to believe about abuse in the church that came out years later. Many called her crazy after her SNL performance as she ripped up the Pope’s picture and was booed off stage. She risked her career to expose abuse and that’s pretty bad ass.
Britney is pretty bad ass too, finally freed of her father’s conservatorship and one of the pop queens of the 2000s. We all saw her meltdown but imagine all the pressure she was under including from her own family. She got her life back together and she’s Britney bitch!
I prefer to call it my GI Jane look because I want to think of myself working hard to kick this cancer’s ass. And GI Jane was one hard core bad ass, even if she was a fictional character. (Great performance by Demi Moore!)
So Chris Rock I’m ready to audition for GI Jane 2…